OM-Dijon: applause to pay tribute to Pape Diouf

Before the OM-Dijon meeting on Sunday evening, the Marseille club paid tribute to Pape Diouf, the former club president who died a year ago.

A year since he’s gone. Pape Diouf passed away on March 31, 2020. Olympique de Marseille paid tribute to the memory of its former president this Sunday, a few days after the anniversary date of the death of this personality much appreciated by the Marseillais. Moments before the kick-off of the match against Dijon, at the end of the 31st day of Ligue 1, the players gathered in the central circle facing each other, but their eyes were riveted on the giant screen. which disseminated the portrait of Pape Diouf.

Fan banners

A minute of applause was then respected, supported by all the actors of this meeting, with the broadcast of a background sound. Marseille supporters, like the Dodgers, joined in this tribute by placing banners in the stands. Pape Diouf died a year ago in Senegal, after contracting the coronavirus. A former journalist, he was a successful agent from the 90s before being appointed President of OM in 2005.

Pape Diouf will not obtain the coveted trophies until 2009 and his departure, but the supporters will not hold it against him as long as he has marked his mandate with his aura. A love rating that his successors will never manage to match. A year after his death, many expressions of affection and respect for the former Olympian president have multiplied, in parallel with the birth of his foundation, launched on Wednesday. A victory would end this streak in the most beautiful way.

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